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Catch These Vibez: A Pursuit of Dopeness Playlist

posted by Alberto January 16, 2018

Earlier today, we officially launched our brand new playlist via all streaming platforms. The new playlist, Catch These Vibez, features music bound by no genre and will be updated on a regular basis to keep it as fresh as possible. Stream and subscribe via Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal below.

Apple Music: https://apple.co/2rdTZGT

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2B7k0aE

Tidal: http://bit.ly/2DcTI8y

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Vic Mensa Shares Powerful Video for “We Could Be Free” (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

posted by Oscar January 15, 2018

Vic Mensa’s latest gift to music, “We Could Be Free,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, finally has a proper music video. The powerful video sees its release symbolically on MLK Day, referencing the environment the late Martin Luther King Jr. faced decades ago is sadly still alive today, while paying homage to Dr. King’s fight for justice and his impact the Civil Rights movement with lyrics and visuals that promote an optimistic trek towards peace with love.

Vic premiered the music video by partnering with Apple Music and it is available here. Hit play above for a preview.

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Mr Hudson feat. Vic Mensa – “Coldplay”

posted by Oscar December 5, 2017

After appearing on the Chicago rapper’s “Almost There” on his EP The Manuscript, Mr Hudson and Vic Mensa have connected once more. This time it’s Vic returning the favor and lending his vocals for “Coldplay.”

With lyrics like “I don’t even like Coldplay/But today I need Coldplay” sung on top of on a soft and optimistic beat, the pair reflect on moody feelings. The track premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 on Apple Music, which included a short interview that you can find after the song.

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Watch Vic Mensa Perform “We Could Be Free” on The Late Show

posted by Alberto November 21, 2017

Vic Mensa made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night and put on a hell of a performance while also sending out a message to all those affected in the world recently. Chicago surely has a lot to be proud about when it comes to Vic. Check out his performance of “We Could Be Free” off of The Autobiography above.

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Video: Vic Mensa Covers Radiohead’s “Karma Police” for BBC Radio 1’s Piano Sessions

posted by Oscar November 1, 2017

BBC Radio 1’s Piano Sessions has been delivering some dope results lately with some interesting renditions of the artists’ own tracks and their chosen covers. The latest artist to do something dope with that is Chicago’s own Vic Mensa, who appeared on the show to perform a couple tracks.

Vic covered Radiohead’s classic “Karma Police,” as well as his own track “We Could Be Free.” See the dope cover above and his The Autobiography song below. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: Rap Caviar Live in Chicago w/ Lil Uzi Vert & Playboi Carti

posted by Alberto October 23, 2017

Spotify’s Rap Caviar Live made a stop at Chicago’s legendary Aragon Ballroom this past weekend and it was a hell of a time. Some of the hottest names in Hip Hop today graced the futuristic looking stage in front of 5,000 fans. Cardi B kicked things off with an early set followed by Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert.

There were a few surprises appearances that night as well. DJ Drama took the stage to get people ready for Lil Uzi Vert’s headlining set and showed some hometown love by bringing out Vic Mensa and Lil Bibby. Lil Uzi followed that up by brining out G Herbo for 3 songs during his set. Lots of great performances all night long. See some photos I captured below.  Continue Reading

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Video: Vic Mensa – “Rollin’ Like a Stoner”

posted by Oscar September 29, 2017

Vic Mensa has released the visuals for his song “Rollin’ Like a Stoner,” off his debut LP The Autobiography out now.

The music video was directed by Vic himself, and they’ll take you on a trip you’d expect/hope to take if you partake in what the song title alludes to. Speaking on the concept for the video, Vic Mensa said:

The Rolling Like A Stoner video is about reckless abandon & escapism. The whole thing was filmed on a stage, as a comment on life as an entertainer. I was watching films like Bye Bye Life and Birdman, and 1920s westerns.”

Take a look at the video above.

Vic will be a special guest on Jay-Z’s 4:44 Tour this coming Fall. Check out the dates here.

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Jay-Z Adds Vic Mensa to his ‘4:44 Tour”

posted by Oscar September 20, 2017

Big news from Roc Nation today! Jay-Z is going out on tour in support of his 2017 album 4:44, and it was announced today that the iconic artist has recruited Roc Boy Vic Mensa to provide support on the tour.

The ambitious tour will take off on October 27 in Anaheim and will continue throughout North America (including a December 5 show in Mensa’ hometown of Chicago) before finishing off back in Cali on December 21 in Los Angeles.

According to Bandsintown, it looks like Vic will be on board for the entire tour! Check out the dates below. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: Riot Fest 2017 – Day 1 feat. Vic Mensa, Action Bronson, Death From Above, Warm Brew

posted by Oscar September 18, 2017

Riot Fest 2017 is officially in the books, delivering 3 days of dope performances to make it one of our favorite editions yet. With a lineup as stacked as this one, Day 1 definitely kicked things off to a great start. We checked out a pretty diverse collection of acts here, including the band X (celebrating its 40th anniversary), Vic Mensa, Action Bronson, Death From Above, Saul Williams, Buzzcocks, and Warm Brew…

Of course I caught Nine Inch Nails’ headlining set (frontrunner for my favorite performance), but we couldn’t access the photo pit and so we resorted to just hitting the crowd and be among the masses. To be completely honestly, that’s the best way to enjoy this band.

Check out our gallery for Day 1 below. Continue Reading

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12 Artists to See at Riot Fest 2017

posted by Oscar September 12, 2017

It’s Riot Fest week!! The Chicago festival is best known for putting together some of the nation’s best lineups year after year, bringing back iconic bands for special reunions along the way, and the 2017 edition is right up there among their best ever.

We’ve been attending the Punk-rooted festival since 2011 and this year’s going to be a bit different for us, as it marks the first time we’re attending as part of the press. So instead of sneaking our way to the front rails to see the action up-front or hopping from mosh pit to mosh pit, we’ll be bouncing around all of Douglas Park this weekend to take in all it’s got to offer and taking photography of the artists we are most eager to see from this lineup.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite artists on the lineup that we are looking forward to seeing perform live at Riot Fest 2017. Check out the can’t-miss acts below.
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